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THE excitement is building for Lyric The-
atre’s upcoming production of Hairspray.
The young cast is quickly mastering the 60s
styled dance numbers, ready to produce a fun
and high energy performance.
Set in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, the story
follows plump teenager Tracy Turnblad as she
realises her dream of dancing on the Corny Col-
An overnight celebrity, Tracy subsequently
launches a campaign to integrate the show.
There are lots of catchy tunes in this one,
including Good Morning Baltimore, and You
Can’t Stop the Beat.
Hairspray will run from July 7 to July 22.
Tickets are available online from Wednesday,
March 1. Visit the Lyric website at www.lyric-
theatre.net.au for more details.
‘THANKYOU linesmen, thankyou ballboys’...
Tennis tragics would be familiar with this tra-
ditional referee acknowledgement at the end of
a major tennis match.
And with the speeches by the winners of the
Australian Open where the sponsors, officials
and all the volunteers are thanked – because
without them there would be no Open.
Without sponsors, volunteers and grants funding
there would be no Wonthaggi Laneways Festival.
Sponsorship, particularly in the form of ad-
vertising, can often get a bad rap – take the re-
cent AFL players concerns over the appropri-
ateness of betting advertising during games.
But without sponsorship, events and festivals
may not even get off the ground.
So why do businesses sponsor? The obvious
value for sponsors is in the positive exposure
it gives their business. But sponsors within
smaller communities also do it because they
believe in supporting the community in which
they live as well as work.
Grants are another form of sponsorship.
Grants come from a variety of areas – the most
well-known being government grants, in par-
ticular local government.
Grants are designed to provide support for
worthy community events and use a rigorous
decision making process.
Volunteers are an ‘in-kind’ form of sponsorship
the currency being their time and expertise.
Volunteers do the hard work leading up to, dur-
ing and after the event. Volunteers are the back-
bone of events and festivals and do anything from
planning to executing plans and everything in be-
tween...and then clean up afterwards!
All this adds up to the Wonthaggi Laneways
Festival being a free entry event for the whole
And for this we can thank all our sponsors.
- Deb Watson, Wonthaggi Business and Tour-
THE Lady Nelson has returned to
Churchill Island almost 216 years after
her initial arrival under the command
of Lt James Grant in 1801, although
her crew will be significantly smaller this
A beautifully detailed 1:24 scale mod-
el of the Lady Nelson was ‘launched’ at
Churchill Island Heritage Farm on Thurs-
day in a much anticipated event attended
by members of the Friends of Churchill
Island Society (FOCIS) and the model
builder David Lumsden.
FOCIS president David Maunders said
the society is very fortunate to have some-
one of David’s expertise build the model,
which has taken him hundreds of hours
“FOCIS has contributed with many of the
materials, and David has very kindly donated
his time in the construction of this wonderful
replica,” he said.
David Lumsden built his first model of
the Lady Nelson 27 years ago using plans
he drew himself.
“Now that professionally drawn plans
have become available, I have been able to
use a combination of these plans with my
original drawings to guide the construc-
tion of this model,” David said.
“Extensive research was still required to
make informed guesses about aspects in-
cluding the colour of the hull and placement
of the long boats.
“I really enjoy the research elements
of model-making. I become immersed in
the history of a ship and the people who
sailed her. ”
The Lady Nelson had a colourful career,
becoming the first colonial vessel to chart
Port Phillip Bay in 1802.
She accompanied Capt Matthew Flinders
to explore the Queensland coast and Great
Barrier Reef, and was later involved in the
evacuation of the first Port Phillip Settle-
ment, and the transfer of the Norfolk Is-
land penal settlement to Hobart.
The Lady Nelson was finally posted as
a supply ship to the settlements on Mel-
ville and Bathurst Islands until she was
seized by pirates on Timor and destroyed
The model is set to be on permanent dis-
play at Churchill Island Heritage Farm.
Sponsors make the
Hairspray’s coming soon
Taking a quick break from rehearsals, the Council Kids, clockwise from bottom left: Car-
men Tracy, Amy Burgess, Lachie Moore, Jordan McFarlane, Yasmine Watsford, Katelyn Ad-
kins, Tilly Chalmers, Amy Tudor and Alex Swan.
Lady Nelson returns
to Churchill Island
Friends of Churchill Island Society president David
Maunders and model builder David Lumsden launched
the beautifully constructed 1:24 scale model of the Lady
Nelson at Churchill Island on Thursday.
I’M going to shave my hair to beat blood can-
My name is Scruffy Evans. I’m four and a half
and I live at Toora.
My goal is to raise $1000.
I am doing this for my mum, as she was diag-
nosed with Leukaemia in October 2015 and her
hair hasn’t really grown much.
her because I didn’t speak to her for a long time
when she finally came back home.
One day Mum wasn’t feeling well and saw
a doctor. Then when she was washing up the
She came to me and said she had to go out
but she would be back in 10 minutes, but that
was a really long time I waited. I think it was
bigger than 10 minutes.
Anyway my aunty told me Mum was going
to be in hospital for a long time but she would
So I waited for Mum... and waited... I sat on
top of the sofa and looked out of the window,
but Mum didn’t come home - not for a long time.
She came home for a few days and I was
cross and didn’t talk to her.
A neighbour was kind to me and cared for me
till Mum came home... and my aunty Maggie
Jarvis came to see me twice a day, to let me
out and to feed me and to clean Mum’s house
She was very kind. In fact, she is the one who
has paid for my World’s Greatest Shave - to be
done on Thursday, March 16 at Tarwin Vet Fos-
ter at 9am.
Mum was diagnosed with AML Leukaemia
and that meant that she had to be looked after
right away or... anyway, she did recover, but I
remember when she did come home she was
She had no hair and was skinny. And she
cried. Yes, she cried a lot.
I tried to make her happy and she cried even
Then she called Steve from the Leukaemia
Foundation and they talked for a long time. But
he made her stop crying. She even smiled at
Mum said that Steve and others went to see
many Leukaemia patients in hospital and
So Mum, Aunty Maggie and myself want to
raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation to
say thank you to them and help them raise
awareness of Leukaemia and for them to help
To sponsor me, go to http://myleukaemiafoun-
About the event
Each March, more than 20,000 extraordi-
nary Aussies help beat blood cancer by getting
sponsored to shave or colour their hair during
the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest
Blood cancer is the third most common cause
of cancer death in Australia, claiming more
lives than breast cancer or melanoma. And ev-
ery day another 35 people will be diagnosed.
Those taking part in World’s Greatest Shave
make a difference by giving families facing blood
cancer the emotional and practical support they
need. They also help fund vital research that will
mean more people survive blood cancer, while
improving their quality of life.
Aussies of all ages will shave, colour or wax
the hair on their head, chest or face, supported
all the way by proud family, friends, colleagues
Learn more, donate or sign up quickly and se-
curely at worldsgreatestshave.com or 1800 500
Why Scruffy will be shaved
Scruffy Evans will be shaved on Thursday,
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